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OF ILLEGAL ARMS IN CIRCULATION
No doubt, the proliferation of arms and ammunitions in Nigeria is real and it is a scourge that the Federal Government must fight to pull the country from the precipice of danger. It is good news therefore to see members of the House of Representatives rising up to the is more...
JUNE 12, 1993: 25 YEARS AFTER
On this 25th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, adjudged the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria, and which was annulled by the military in a streak of authoritarian madness, the scars are still deep and healing is far from complete. As t more...
THANATOPHOBIA CAUSES DEPRESSION IN DAILY ACTIVITIES: SCIENTISTS
Thanatophobia is a form of anxiety characterised by a fear of one’s own death or the process of dying. It is commonly referred to as death anxiety. Death anxiety is not defined as a distinct disorder, but it may be linked to other depression or anxiety disorders. The more...
ON NIGERIA’S POPULATION ESTIMATE
Once again, the controversy over Nigeria’s exact population figure reared its head the other day when the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Eze Duruiheoma, stated that the estimated population of the country is 198 million. Duruiheoma made the disclos more...
BUHARI’S 2019 BID AND MATTERS ARISING
The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing Party, APC’s ticket to run for a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared oppositi more...
MOSQUITO SPIT STOPS BLOOD CLOT IN MICE
BY C. MUANYA   *Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors A bit of mosquito saliva might one day be just what the doctor ordered to stop blood clot. That is because scientists have found a new way to reinvigorate anticlotting factors more...
ARE YOU ADDICTED TO SMARTPHONE? YOU NEED THE PSYCHIATRIST!
People who are less emotionally stable are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University conducted an online study with 640 smartphone users aged between 13 and 69 to look more...
2017 GDP REPORT: MATTERS ARISING
In 2017 Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product achieved real growth rate of 0.83 per cent according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The non-oil and oil sectors grew at 0.47 per cent and 4.79 per cent and contributed 91.32 per cent and 8.68 percent respectively to the econom more...
BETWEEN HATE SPEECH AND MAJESTY OF DEMOCRACY
A careless declaration in Kano the other day by the Information and Culture Minister that a nebulous concept called “hate speech” would henceforth be treated as “terrorism’ in Nigeria had hardly been absorbed by concerned citizens when a bill that prescribes death sen more...
EFCC AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
Hasheem Ahmad   Sir, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC was established by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003, with the sole aim of extirpating corruption in Nigeria. The first chairman of the commission Nuhu Ribadu, achieved a lot in terms of more...

“At the World Cup, there is a constant risk that you might find a bag or some object that has been left behind, and no one is quite sure what it is. To bring in a full bomb-disposal team for each item can be very time-consuming. The PackBot can go over rough terrain, climb stairs, pick things up, and also be operated from a safe distance.” –Colin Angle.

“I didn’t want to be the rebel who was bottom of the class, so I worked hard. They wanted me to stay on for A-Levels, but football came calling – that was my real love.” –Frank Lampard.

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